Description of Institutional Environment

One Page Limit


The “Description of Institutional Environment” attachment is required.


Follow the page limits for the Description of Institutional Environment in the NIH Table of Page Limits unless otherwise specified in the FOA.

PDF file. See NIH’s Format Attachments page.



The sponsoring institution must document a strong, well-established research program related to the candidate’s area of interest, including the names of key faculty members relevant to the candidate’s proposed developmental plan. Indicate how the necessary facilities and other resources will be made available for both career enhancement and the research proposed in this application; refer to the resources description in K.220 – R&R Other Project Information Form, Facilities and Other Resources in your “Description of Institutional Environment” Attachment.


Describe opportunities for intellectual interactions with other investigators, including courses offered, journal clubs, seminars, and presentations.